knowsur - NANA WODORI
Knowsur is a Japanese artist known for his infectious melodies and sick beats. This mini-album is unique for him, as his first release on Split Notes, to explore the new xenharmonic/microtonal vibes some musicians are using to stand out from the crowd. Have fun listening!
"I focused on the 7 tone equal temperament (7-tet) scale as a means for making danceable music. This album is composed of a mode using 7-tet as a diatonic scale and 14-tet as a chromatic scale."
SUNERU: Enjoyed playing with simple melodies and waveform editing.
HIKARU: The Second Viennese School's twelve-tone technique has an unexpectedly 'popular' sound when applied in 7-tet.
HANERU: I made this track as I pleased.
YOMU: I used perfectly paralleled melodies and tried to show the surprisingly amiable character of a 7-tet pentatonic scale.
OUCHI: In 7-tet, we cannot possibly make any unpleasant chords. I used this feature to play polyrhythms.
HAIIRO NO UMI NO SOKO DE: A vocal song in 7-tet. I realized this by using YAMAHA VOCALOID2 vocal synthesizer.
ASOBU: By using two 7-tet scales inside one 14-tet scale I created a mode change.